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Managing security configurations for large organizations with locations scattered around the world can be challenging. Likewise, some businesses have multiple operating divisions that are separate entities but all use the same IT infrastructure. As an IT leader, you likely want to have consistency in baseline security and acceptable use policies, yet have regional or line of business security teams have the flexibility to make changes that reflect specific needs in
Many companies have their own applications, internal domains, and local area network (LAN). But when it comes to business applications, organizations are increasingly dependent on cloud-based resources. These may include email servers, customer relationship management (CRM) software, or other applications. However, when access to internal machines by external users is necessary, the most common solutions are centered on virtual private networks (VPNs).
The last few years have witnessed seismic changes in the world's political landscape and the way elections have been conducted. As of yet, there's no conclusive evidence that the results and outcomes of a country's election process have been impacted by the cyber efforts of internal or foreign agencies. However, all of the speculation and discussion around this subject has heightened the awareness of governments around the world that they
We are constantly being bombarded with questions around the security of our data, but what about security for the devices needed to connect to that data? The world is a changing place and for those inclined to be unsavoury characters, a great place to anonymously make ill-gotten gains from unsuspecting victims who thought they were doing due diligence with their base-model anti-malware and anti-virus programs. After multiple data breaches, we
We live in a global business world. Almost on a daily basis, we see organizations expanding rapidly across geographies. While businesses in every industry can have international sites, some verticals like banking, finance, education, and retail are more apt to have corporate offices in multiple locales. Companies are typically in Tier 1/metropolitan cities with over 1,000 users, medium branches are in Tier 2 cities with 500-1000 users, Tiers 3 and
The basic concepts of zero trust security are relatively simple: trust nothing, verify everything, and maintain consistent controls. But, for CISOs and CIOs charged with transforming their legacy moats and castles architecture to one that allows their enterprises to embrace all of the benefits of zero trust, this is not a simple forklift change. Many enterprises Akamai that consults on zero trust are on transformational journeys, resulting in multi-year projects
In our global world of business, organizations often have multiple branch offices spanning every country. Some of these branches are quite large with their own IT infrastructure and personnel, while some are very small with just a few employees. In the past, these branch offices were connected to the main office using MPLS or other connectivity in a hub-and-spoke topology. Today, however, many enterprises are adding local Internet break-outs to
Many of our customers conducting business in Europe are concerned about how the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") impacts the ability to protect their organization's data, network and IT system resources. In particular, many worry that the requirements of GDPR will restrict their abilities to decrypt, analyze or log networking traffic for security purposes. However, enterprises needn't worry, as GDPR actually does permit these types of security controls.